Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Dolocucullia poolei (Crabo & Hammond, 2018)

Family: Noctuidae
Subfamily: Cuculliinae
Identification: Lines more strongly zigzagged than in D. dentilinea with black spot near tornus more conspicuous. In the latter, the am. and pm. lines usually do not touch and the black spot is often absent.
Wing Span: 3.0-3.4 cm
Life History: No specific information is known regarding larval foodplants of this species, but it probably feeds on herbaceous Asteraceae such as goldenrods (Solidago spp.) or gumweed (Grindelia spp.). The exotic tansy ragwort (Senecia jacobaeae) might be a foodplant in the Oregon Coast Range.
Flight: Late May to August
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Range: West coast states, as far east as Sierra Nevada in California and the Cascade Range in Oregon.
Management Needs:

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Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.

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There are no sightings for this species.